On 25 September 2017 we launch the ODT Hub. This represents the renaming of the ODT Duty Office and Information Services.
From 25 September 2017, ODT Hub Operations (formerly the Duty Office) will begin undertaking heart and lung organ offering. This will support Specialist Nurses – Organ Donation (SN-ODs) by removing hours of time spent on administrative tasks, allowing them to spend more time doing what only they can do: managing their donors, supporting their donor families or providing leadership and guidance to colleagues at the donating hospitals.
In the coming months ODT Hub Information Services will support transplant colleagues by improving waiting list management, allowing direct access to waiting lists and allowing real time changes which will make it easier and safer to manage patients in need of an organ.
These changes to both ODT Hub Operations and Information Services will allow NHSBT to consistently and accurately record administration tasks, giving a central up-to-date view of information on a national basis.
The ODT Hub Programme aims to improve and transform how donation and transplantation happens, and will provide the foundation for the way in which we meet the targets of the Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 strategy. For more information, please visit the ODT Hub Programme page.